June 13: Muadi Mukenge – Role of Congolese Women in Transformational Change

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June 13: Muadi Mukenge – Role of Congolese Women in Transformational Change

This show features Muadi Mukenge, Program Director for Sub-Saharan Africa at the Global Fund for Women. Muadi’s work focuses on female leadership in conflict resolution and empowerment for rural women.

Visit https://www.globalfundforwomen.org to learn more about the work of Global Fund for Women.

Bio

Muadi Mukenge is the Program Director for Sub-Saharan Africa at the Global Fund for Women. Originally from the Democratic Republic of Congo, Muadi brings a background in women’s health, African politics and economic development and frequently advises donors on their Africa programs.

She presents often at international conferences and media outlets and is a recent Board member of the African Studies Association and New Field Foundation. She has authored articles and book chapters on women’s rights and African development and is active in Congolese and Africa-focused advocacy groups. Since joining the Global Fund in 2004, Mukenge has increased grants in the areas of conflict-prevention, empowerment of rural women, and expansion of grants to French-speaking countries.

She has led the deepening of support to the women’s movement in the Great Lakes Region (DRC, Burundi, CAR), and facilitated GFW grantee convenings in DRC and throughout Africa. Prior to joining the Global Fund in 2004, she worked at the Pacific Institute for Women’s Health, Coro Southern California, and the African Studies Center at UCLA. Mukenge holds a Master’s Degree in African Studies from UCLA and is a member of the UN Women Civil Society Advisory Group for West and Central Africa.